Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2018 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Household Food Insecurity, Underweight Status, and Associated Characteristics among Women of Reproductive Age Group in Assayita District, Afar Regional State, Ethiopia

Table 1

Multivariate analysis on factors associated with food insecurity in households of Assayita district, Afar, Ethiopia, June 2015 ().

VariablesFood insecurity statusCOR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
Secure (%)Insecure (%)

Maternal age (years)
 15–198 (1.6)36 (7.3)441.44 (0.55 to 3.76)2.13 (0.71 to 6.36)
 20–2955 (11.2)60 (12.2)1150.35 (0.18 to 0.69)0.34 (0.12 to 0.95)
 30–3967 (13.7)202 (41.2)2690.96 (0.51 to 1.83)0.34 (0.14 to 0.79)
 40–49 (Ref)15 (3.1)47 (9.6)621.001.00
Educational status
 No education121 (24.7)324 (66.1)4453.10 (1.64–5.69)1.22 (0.51–2.93)
 Primary education (Ref)24 (4.9)21 (4.3)451.001.00
Parity
 0 (Ref)2 (0.4)13 (2.7)151.001.00
 1-255 (11.2)35 (7.1)900.10 (0.02 to 0.46)0.09 (0.02 to 0.48)
 3-485 (17.3)91 (18.6)1760.17 (0.04 to 0.75)0.18 (0.04 to 0.89)
 ≥53 (0.6)206 (42.0)20910.56 (1.62 to 68.88)10.76 (1.38 to 84.28)
Number of children below 5 years of age
 0 (Ref)59 (12.0)67 (13.7)1261.001.00
 156 (11.4)75 (15.3)1311.18 (0.72 to 1.93)2.03 (1.03 to 3.98)
 ≥230 (6.1)203 (41.4)2335.96 (3.55 to 10.01)1.96 (0.85 to 4.49)

Ref: reference category; value < 0.05, which was considered significant.

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